20 Ways to use the Japanese Word: すごい (Sugoi)!

What is すごい (Sugoi)? Examples Conclusion   What is すごい (Sugoi)? We might have heard of the word before, be it through a Japanese TV Show, Anime or even in Pop Culture.......

Japanese Essentials: Cost of Studying Japanese in Tokyo

If you’re thinking about how to go about planning and managing the finances required to live and study in Japan, this article will help you to plan your trip budget....

AIUEO - Ra – Ramen

日本語はこちら Ramen Noodle Preference Soup Preference Toppings Additional Information Quiz Hey Everyone! Today’s topic is Ra「ら」. Just the other day, I wrote about Ya「や」… It w...

Japanese Essentials: Ordering a Bowl of Ramen in Japan

When going to Japan, trying out the various foods that Japan has to offer is a must. But what’s the first food that comes to the minds of us foreigners?...

Japanese Learning Resources: Learning Japanese through Video Games

Japan is famous for its video game characters.  From Sonic to Mario to Pokémon – Japanese Video Games have become a global phenomenon that spans multiple generations. It isn&...

AIUEO - Yu (ゆ) – 勇気 (Yuuki)- Be Brave in the face of Adversity!

日本語をこちら In the face of Adversity More Examples! Why be Brave? Speaking another Language In the face of Adversity What do you say to a friend when they are hesitant...

AIUEO - Ya (や) – Yamanashi- The Yamanashi Prefecture

日本語はこちら What to eat and drink in Yamanashi? Festivities around Yamanashi Quiz Time!   Hello, everyone! Just when I thought that I had gotten sick of the heat, the blanket......

Let’s learn some Japanese Halloween Vocabulary!

Places/Objects Characters Feelings/Emotions   With Halloween just around the corner, let’s take a look at some Japanese words related to this SPOOKY season. First up, le...

AIUEO – Me (め) – Me (目) – Meaning of Eyes in Japanese

日本語はこちら Today’s theme is “eyes (目:me)”. Did you know that in Japanese Idioms, the most frequently used word is eye? Frequently used Expressions In a Conversation ...

Events in November 2018

Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their friends to discover more about Japanese culture, meet new friends and practice Japanese. We are looking fo...

AIUEO – Mu (む) – Muri, 無理 (むり) – Meaning of Muri in Japanese

日本語はこちら What is 無理 (Muri)? 無 (Mu) as a Prefix Other uses of 無 (Mu) What is the meaning of 無理 (Muri)? Muri, put simply, can be translated into English...

Learn Animal Names in Japanese with these drawings

“にゃん~”、 “わんわん”、“げろげろ”。These are Japanese Onomatopoeia called 擬声語 (Giseigo) used to put into words the sounds animals make. But, do you know what the names of these animals are in J...